|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2005
|Firm's Contact: (866) 666-8266
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Spinning Water Teethers
Units: About 1,500
Manufacturer: Prestige Toy Corp., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The plastic spinner in the center of the teether can break, causing small beads to fall out. This poses a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Prestige Toy Corp. received one report from a consumer that the spinning component of one of these teethers broke apart, releasing two small beads. No injuries were reported.
Description: The water-filled teether is bright green or blue with a green and blue plastic butterfly or turtle in the center, which spins around. The spinner contains small beads which produce a rattling sound. They have Style #47447 (butterfly) and #47448 (turtle) written on the packaging.
Sold At: Carter's Stores nationwide from March 2005 through April 2005 for about $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these teethers away from young children and return the item to Prestige Toy Corp. for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact Prestige Toy Corp.'s Hotline at (866) 666-8266 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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